Ok, nobody laugh! At the opening of my show about a month ago (30 of the most wonderful portrait & figurative paintings ..LOL) a couple came in, I greeted them, and in about 5 seconds they were about to leave, when one of them said, "No cactus paintings." I thought to myself, just what Arizona needs is one more @#*%$^ cactus painting. I told them no, sorry. (You can't believe the awful cactus paintings that you see in the tourist shops).
Anyway, I wondered out onto the desert, which is just outside my door, to see if I could get inspired to paint a cactus, and this is what I ended up with. But it did give me some ideas. So here i my question, what do you think and what is your suggestion. i have some ideas of my own, but want to hear from the group.